In Review: The Librarians And The Fangs Of Death

Flynn leads his fellow Librarians on a mission to rescue the kidnapped Charlene, unwittingly ensnaring them in a subterranean trap filled with werewolves, led by Anubis and Apep.

Synopsis: Flynn leads his fellow Librarians on a mission to rescue the kidnapped Charlene, unwittingly ensnaring them in a subterranean trap filled with werewolves, led by Anubis and Apep.

Review: This week we see the return of Charlene who most fans will know best as Judson’s Personal Assistant from ‘The Librarian’ movies. She was last seen very briefly in the pilot for ‘The Librarians’ series in which she left the Library.

The episode starts when Flynn has a dream in which Charlene appears to him as a spirit and pretty much leads him to the conclusion that he needs to find her. As the episode moves forward we are reminded that Charlene was more than just Judson’s personal assistant. She was the first Guardian and it was her and Judson that defeated Apep the first time out.

When Flynn visits Charlene she is reluctant to go back to the library with him and only agrees when he tells her it is about Apep. When Flynn and Eve go back to get Charlene the building had been attacked and Charlene had left.

Long story short Flynn concocts a way to use the door to follow Charlene and winds up leading his fellow Librarians into a trap, which has cleverly been set by Apep with some help from Anubis and his army of Egyptian Werewolves.

From that point on the story becomes about Flynn, Jake, Jones and Cassandra trying to outsmart Apep and find a way to get to Charlene.

While all of this is going on Eve and Jenkins are trying to find the silo in which the gang is trapped. While all this is happening Jenkins tells Eve about how important Charlene is to the Library and tells her that the Library was set up in order to stop all the evil in the ongoing battle. He also tells her that before Judson and Charlene defeated Apep. The world was totally possessed by evil.

Basically this was a siege episode involving werewolves and does not really need more explanation than that. But don’t let the simplicity of the story fool you because it was a really strong opportunity for character development.

I loved that Ezekiel Jones was pretty much ready to commit a selfless act by giving his life to save his friends. I also loved the fact that the after effects of Jone’s transformation lingered on for a bit, which gave Jake a fantastic opportunity to play ball with him at the end of the episode.

The CGI figure of Anubis leading the werewolves was really, really cool.

The story ends with Flynn going off on his own to find Charlene, which once more leaves Eve in charge.

Thus far no main characters have died, but we do know its coming. So if you have any predictions about that. feel free to share in the comments. I think it may well be Jenkins. Which is the logical choice given that it would promote Flynn to caretaker and a series regular.

9.4
The Librarians And The Fangs Of Death
  • The Good: Some great character beats
  • The Bad: I'd liked to have seen a bit more of Charlene if only for the fantastic sarcastic banter
  • Story
    8.6
  • Acting
    9.8
  • Visual FX
    9.8
  • Incidental Music
    9.3

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
4 Comments on this post.
  • mentdijinn
    29 November 2016 at 5:19 pm -

    Season 3 of The Librarians is looking to be the best season yet. I so hope we don’t lose Jenkins..he is the real rock in the foundation of humor for the show. #Kaniacs are surely hoping it isn’t Christian Kane as Jake Stone. As Noah Wyle is helping produce the show.. it may well be Flynn. That way the LITS will be forced into the Librarians role.

  • BETH KREDEL
    29 November 2016 at 5:38 pm -

    Thought this episode was particularly strong for some of the subtle nuances between characters! Some of them were quick and to the point! Easy to miss if you looked away for just a second! Was great to see Flynn’s vulnerabilities, he sometimes gets on my nerves! I’m excited for where the show seems to be heading while maintaining it fun, if slightly heavier, family appeal!

  • Cary Hewitt
    30 November 2016 at 7:18 am -

    When does season 3 start? I have been waiting all year for this show!

    • Ian Cullen
      30 November 2016 at 1:08 pm -

      It’s already started.

      I think it airs on Sunday’s in the US.

      Here in the UK. It goes out on Monday’s at 8pm on Syfy Channel.

      Sorry if am not to much help.

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